Happy New Year to you all! We have an exciting year ahead for us here at Greatworth Hall, so do keep reading our blogs to keep up to date with what is going on.
Here’s a taster of January 2016 on the farm;
On New Years Day we started the year by praying as we walked the boundaries of the farm, we prayed a blessing on those that help us and guidance with how to best manage the farm. We believe the farm belongs to God and we want to honour him in how we manage and work on the farm over the coming year.
The sheep are in the barn, having finally got the gale breakers on our new farm building we have a space for the sheep to be inside, dry and warm through the cold and wet first two months of the year. It is important that not too many wet sheep are in a warm building because this causes illness; when visiting the farm you will notice the barn has lots of air flowing through it to keep the sheep well. We are down to the last handful of fat lambs which will go for meat in a few weeks; speaking of which we do have some lambs in the freezer that we’ve just got back from the abattoir. If you are interested in buying half or a whole lamb please get in touch via the bottom of the page.
The crops in the ground are growing gradually; we’re seeing changes in the fields over the months and hoping that the yield isn’t affected as much as we fear because of the slugs. The wet weather hasn’t flooded our fields thankfully but it is incredibly wet under foot; which is why we brought the sheep in. We’re planning to start planting spring crops in March time, at the moment we’re expecting to plant some wheat and maize for the AD plant.
We are in the process of sorting out business cards for the education centre in order to get more schools on board with what we’re doing here. We have put back one visit this month due to the very wet weather but will still be welcoming Croughton and Greatworth schools before February half term.
‘Jane’s Kitchen’ has been very busy this month daily preparing fresh food for the office tenants and other events.
So there you have it... Be sure to keep an eye out for the next update!